SEC Baseball Standings 4-13-03

Auburn trails LSU by just one-half game at the halfway mark of the SEC schedule.

Auburn, Ala.--On the strength of a 7-3 victory over Mississippi State Sunday in Starkville, the Auburn Tigers continued their climb up the SEC Western Division standings. Earning the series win, the Tigers find themselves one half game behind the LSU Tigers at the halfway point of the 30-game SEC schedule. LSU did its part this weekend as well, beating the Ole Miss Rebels two out of three games in Baton Rouge to overtake Mississippi State for the lead in the West.

LSU leads the Western Division and SEC overall with a record of 24-11-1 overall, 11-3-1 in SEC play. Auburn is next at 29-8, 11-4 in conference play, while the Bulldogs follow at 25-7-1, 10-4 against conference competition. Winning two-of-three against Vanderbilt at home, the Arkansas Razorbacks improved to 27-7 overall and 9-6 in SEC play, one game ahead of both Ole Miss and Alabama. The Rebels are currently 21-14, 8-7 while the Crimson Tide is 25-11, 8-7 in SEC play after winning two-of-three from Kentucky in Tuscaloosa over the weekend.

Scott Schade has a 13-game hitting streak for the Tigers after the weekend series in Starkville.

In the Eastern Division things continue to jumble up as the South Carolina Gamecocks and Tennessee Volunteers both won series this weekend to come out tied for the division lead. Playing on the road in Gainesville against Florida, the Gamecocks won both Friday and Saturday before dropping Sunday's game 13-4 to the Gators to drop their record to 22-14 overall, 7-8 in SEC play. The victory moved Florida to 25-11-1, 6-8-1 in conference play. Tennessee, playing at home against Georgia, blew a golden opportunity to move over the .500 mark Sunday with a late loss to the Bulldogs. Still, the Vols won the series and are currently 20-14, 7-8 against conference foes. Georgia falls to 17-18, 3-12 in SEC play. Sitting a surprising third in the division, Vandy lost two-of-three to Arkansas but are still 6-9 in conference play heading into a big weekend against LSU in Nashville. The bottom of the barrel in the league continues to be Kentucky, who is 14-20 overall, 2-12 in SEC play despite earning a win over Alabama Saturday.

The following are the results from Week Five in SEC play:

Friday's Games

Mississippi State 4, Auburn 2
Ole Miss 7, LSU 2
Vandy 6, Arkansas 4
Alabama 8, Kentucky 7
South Carolina 9, Florida 4
Tennessee 12, Georgia 9

Saturday's Games

Auburn 8, Mississippi State 5
LSU 14, Ole Miss 6
Arkansas 17, Vandy 7
Kentucky 5, Alabama 3
South Carolina 10, Florida 2
Tennessee 16, Georgia 3

Sunday's Games

Auburn 7, Mississippi State 3
LSU 13, Ole Miss 5
Arkansas 8, Vandy 5
Alabama 4, Kentucky 1
Florida 13, South Carolina 4
Georgia 8, Tennessee 6

This week two big non-conference games highlight the SEC schedule. Tuesday night the Tulane Green Wave take on LSU in an always interesting battle between the two rivals. Wednesday night the South Alabama Jaguars travel to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama in a key match-up between two schools fighting to position themselves for postseason play. The following are the weekend series in SEC play.

Auburn vs. Arkansas
Ole Miss vs. Alabama
Georgia vs. Florida
Kentucky vs. Tennessee
Vandy vs. LSU
South Carolina vs. Mississippi State

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